No. 5 prospectJose Peraza (No. 71 overall), who came over from the Dodgers in the three-team deal for Todd Frazier, played shortstop and paced the offense out of the leadoff spot, finishing 2-for-4 with a double and two stolen bases. No. 16 prospectScott Schebler, acquired from the Dodgers in the same trade, continued his solid start this Spring by hitting a double as part of a 2-for-4 performance. Three of his first four hits have been for extra bases.
• Steven Matz, MLBPipeline's No. 15 overall prospect, pitched well against the Cardinals in his Spring debut, allowing one run on one hit in three innings. The 24-year-old left-hander issued two walks, struck out three and induced five ground-ball outs (12 batters faced) in the outing.
• Royals No. 2 prospectKyle Zimmer (No. 65 overall) is looking like his old self this Spring after an injury-plagued 2015 campaign. On Monday against Oakland, the 2012 first-rounder allowed one run on four hits in three innings, striking out a pair. Between his two outings, Zimmer has scattered six hits over five innings and has yet to issue a walk.